Are Diets Restrictive?

Well…yeah. But why is that bad? Why does that cause many people to feel “deprived”? Most diets restrict or eliminate processed foods and added sugars, which are strongly linked to inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. Many successful diets also take a phased approach, beginning with a more restrictive initial phase and then widening food choice Read more about Are Diets Restrictive?[…]

Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

Current research does not support the widely accepted conclusion that saturated fat causes heart disease. This hypothesis has its roots in research initially published in the 1960s by Ancel Keys, PhD. His Seven Countries Study compared death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) to total and saturated fat intake in seven countries and found countries with Read more about Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?[…]

Emotional Eating

You’ve got a healthy eating plan, you’re eating mostly real whole food, eating enough…but you can’t quite shake feelings of deprivation, of wanting more…or any other emotional state that leads you to abandon your weight management goal. Perhaps some or all situations are familiar to you: Someone brings in cupcakes to work and you get caught Read more about Emotional Eating[…]

3 Simple Food Tips

Here are three simple tips that can help you increase the quality of your diet:   Opt for real, whole, unprocessed foods. Vegetables! Fruits! Wild caught seafood! This is real food, and it’s delicious.   Check the ingredients list to make sure there’s no added sugar. Especially pay attention to nuts/nut butters and spices/seasonings/condiments.   Read more about 3 Simple Food Tips[…]

Embrace Discomfort

If you are struggling with your weight and eating habits, your solution to “control yourself” might involve jumping from one restrictive diet to the next, looking for the perfect macronutrient calculation to tell you exactly how much to eat, or eliminating generally healthy “problem foods” like nuts from your diet.   I suggest you stop Read more about Embrace Discomfort[…]